White: Chin Hin Chan. (C. Hong Kong) 6d
Black: Thomas Debarre. (France) 6d
Commentary by Yamashiro Hiroshi 9p, transcribed by Richard Dolen.
In this hard fought game, white launches a good attack against black’s group. A simple move to cut black is missed, then a more complicated set of moves finally succeeds. Later, black misses a chance to re-connect, but before white can take advantage, black finds a more complicated way of accomplishing the same task. To the professional eye the game wanders about with complications while a straight path to victory is overlooked. In the end, black edges out white by a slim margin.
The commented game in sgf format is available here (right click and save).